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Arpi Bekaryan

Arpi is a freelance journalist from Armenia. Her work has appeared in Chai Khana, the Caucasus Edition, Aravot, and Shant TV.

Food shortages spark creative New Year’s solutions in Nagorno Karabakh

From vegetable bouquets to mayonnaise pancakes, people in Nagorno-Karabakh found ways to greet the New Year despite produce shortages.

‘Women against the meat-grinder’: the Armenian women campaigning for peace

As fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh continues to flare up, talk of peace in Armenia is often subject to harsh criticism.

Opinion | Back to the ‘no war, no peace’ limbo

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh transformed Armenians from victors into the vanquished and so revealed 30 years of illusion and hypocrisy.

Opinion | ‘We did not speak, we only whispered’

As peacemakers, we have remained much too quiet and so failed in our mission. This war is proof that we must raise our voices. 

Opinion | How I learned not to hate

We must confront our anger and our trauma without resorting to hate.